Literature Review/Strategic Memo

  1. Bernhardt, Emily S. and Margaret A. Palmer. 2007. “Restoring Streams in an Urbanizing World.” Freshwater Biology 52 (4): 738-751.
  2. Cable, Sherry and Charles Cable. 1995. Environmental Problems, Grassroots Solutions :The Politics of Grassroots Environmental Conflict. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  3. Chaskin, Robert J. 2001. Building Community Capacity. Modern Applications of Social Work. New York: A. de Gruyter.
  4. Dunlap, Riley E. and Angela G. Mertig. 1992. American Environmentalism :The U.S. Environmental Movement, 1970-1990. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.
  5. Findlay, Sophia Jane and Mark Patrick Taylor. 2006. “Why Rehabilitate Urban River Systems?” Area 38 (3): 312-325.
  6. Freudenberg, N. and C. Steinsapir. 1991. “Not in our Backyards: The Grassroots Environmental Movement.” Society & Natural Resources 4 (3): 235-245.
  7. Gooch, Margaret and Donna Rigano. 2010. “Enhancing Community-Scale Social Resilience: What is the Connection between Healthy Communities and Healthy Waterways?” Australian Geographer 41 (4): 507-520.
  8. Gould, Kenneth Alan, Allan Schnaiberg, and Adam S. Weinberg. 1996. Local Environmental Struggles :Citizen Activism in the Treadmill of Production. Cambridge England; New York: Cambridge University Press.
  9. Jackson, Sue, Poh-Ling Tan, and Sharna Nolan. 2012. “Tools to Enhance Public Participation and Confidence in the Development of the Howard East Aquifer Water Plan, Northern Territory.” Journal of Hydrology 474 (0): 22-28.
  10. Oliver, Pamela. 1983. “The Mobilization of Paid and Volunteer Activists in the Neighborhood Movement.” In Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, edited by Louis Kriesberg. Vol. 5, 133.
  11. O’Rourke, D. and G. P. Macey. 2003. “Community Environmental Policing: Assessing New Strategies of Public Participation in Environmental Regulation.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 22 (3): 383-414.
  12. Ottinger, Gwen and Benjamin R. Cohen. 2011. Technoscience and Environmental Justice :Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement. Urban and Industrial Environments. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  13. Sabatier, Paul A. 2005. Swimming Upstream :Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management. American and Comparative Environmental Policy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  14. Sexton, Ken. 1999. Better Environmental Decisions :Strategies for Governments, Businesses, and Communities. The Minnesota Series in Environmental Decision Making. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
  15. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999. EPA’s Framework for Community-Based Environmental Protection. Cincinnati: National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).
  16. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2003. Evaluation of Community-Based Environmental Protection Projects: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned. Cincinnati: National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).
  17. Vasseur, Liette, Lise Lafrance, Colette Ansseau, Dominique Renaud, Daniel Morin, and Thérèse Audet. 1997. “Advisory Committee: A Powerful Tool for Helping Decision Makers in Environmental Issues.” Environmental Management 21 (3): 359-365.
  18. Wagenet, Linda P. and Max J. Pfeffer. 2007. “Organizing Citizen Engagement for Democratic Environmental Planning.” Society & Natural Resources 20 (9): 801-813.
  19. Weber, E. P. 2000. “A New Vanguard for the Environment: Grass-Roots Ecosystem Management as a New Environmental Movement.” Society and Natural Resources 13 (3): 237-259.

Case Studies

  1. Boone, C.G., Buckley, G.L., Morgan Grove, J., and Sister, C., 2009. Parks and people:  an environmental justice inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 99, 767–787. 
  2. Brookner, Jackie. Laughing Brook: Salway Park Wetland + Stormwater Filtration Project, Cincinnati, Ohio 2002-2009. 2013. (accessed April 29, 2013).
  3. Burch, W.R., Jr. and Grove, J.M., 1993. People, trees and participation on the urban frontier. Unasylva, 44 (173), 19–27.
  4. Buschur, Brad. Project Director, Groundwork Lawrence (Massachusetts).  Interviewed by Josh Peters and Matthew Capone. March 29, 2013.
  5. Cryan, Melissa.  (2009).  “The Role of Non-Profits in Urban Riverfront Revitalization.” Master’s Thesis.  Tufts University.
  6. Gottlieb, Robert B, Andrea M Azuma, Brooke Gaw, and Amanda L Shaffer. “Re-Envisioning the L.A. River: A Program of Community and Ecological Revitalization”. Los Angeles, 8 2001. 
  7. Gottlieb, Robert B.; Azuma, Andrea M.; Gaw, Brooke; and Shaffer, Amanda L., “Re-Envisioning the LA River: A Program of Community and Ecological Revitalization” (2001). UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship.
  8. Gould, K., Schnaiberg, A., and Weinberg, A.S. 1996. Local environmental struggles: citizen activism in the treadmill of production. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
  9. Groundwork Cincinatti – Mill Creek. History, accessed April 29, 2013. 
  10. Groundwork Cincinnati – Mill Creek. Greenways, accessed February 25, 2013.
  11. Groundwork Lawrence.  “About Groundwork Lawrence,” accessed on April 18, 2013.
  13. Groundwork Lawrence. “Spicket River Greenway,” accessed on April 18, 2013,
  14. Groundwork USA. Blog. June 21, 2012. (accessed April 29, 2013).
  15. Groundwork USA Brownfields Case Studies.  “Brownfield Case Study #1 Groundwork
  16. Lawrence”.  Executive Director:  Heather McMann.  Accessed on April 18, 2013,
  18. Groupon. Groupon Grassroots: Groundwork Cincinnati/Mill Creek – Cincinnati. August 14, 2012. (accessed April 29, 2013).
  19. Gumprecht, Blake.  The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, And Possible Rebirth. JHU Press, 2001.  P9.
  20. Horton, D., 2004. Local environmentalism and the Internet. Environmental Politics, 13 (4), 734–753.
  21. Jessica Brown, “Millions spent but collective action needed,” The Enquirer, April 18, 2010, F5, accessed on February 15, 2013, 
  22. Lawrence Community Works.  “About Lawrence Community Works,” accessed online
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  24. Mac Adams, Lewis.  Founder, Friends of the Los Angeles River (California).  Interviewed by Josh Peters and Matthew Capone. March 29, 2013.
  25. Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities. Who We Are. (accessed April 29, 2013).
  26. National Audubon Society Inc. Together Green – Innovation Grants. April 18, 2013. (accessed April 29, 2013).
  27. O’Rourke, D. and Macy, G.P., 2003. Community environmental policing: assessing new strategies of public participation in environmental regulation. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22 (3), 383–414.
  28. Oliver, P., 1983. The mobilization of paid and volunteer activists in the neighborhood movement. Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, 5, 133–170.
  29. Petreka, Amanda. “Creek Restoration Keys Cincinnati’s Battle Against Urban Blight, Stormwater,” The New York Times, August 22, 2011, accessed on February 15, 2013,
  30. Rose, Cedric. “The Ripple Effect: Massive efforts – and subtle ones – are transforming the muck of the Mill Creek.” Groundworkcincinnati. Cincinnati Magazine. September 1, 2012. (accessed February 25, 2013). 
  31. Sheppard, Peggy M.; Greaves, C.; Corbin-Marlk, C. (Eds.). (2004). Harlem on the River – Making a Community Vision Real (WE ACT Report). Retrieved from West Harlem Environmental Action website:
  32. Shumi Bose (2009). MTS casts shadow on West Harlem Pier Park [ONLINE] Available at: [Last Accessed 8 February 2013].
  33. United States Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau.  “State and County
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  35. United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Brownfields Success Story: Community Engagement Drives Progress in the Spicket River Revitalization Project.” EPA 560-F-11-024.  April 2011.  Accessed on February 15, 2013,
  36. Urban Ecology Institute, “What we do”, accessed online April 18, 2013,
  37. Washington, Sylvia H.; Rosier, Paul C.; Goodall, Heather, (2006). Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Justice. 1st ed. USA: Lexington Books.
  38. Weber, E.P., 2000. A new vanguard for the environment: grass-roots ecosystem management as a new environmental movement. Society & Natural Resources, 13 (3), 237–259.

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